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Department Administration

Eric Saidel

Eric Saidel

MA Program Advisor; Director of Graduate Studies


Note on advisors: Any core faculty member may serve as a student's advisor. All transfer credit — including study abroad credit — must also be approved through the transfer credit coordinator. A full syllabus must be included in any credit transfer request. 

 

 


Directory

 Avery Archer

Avery Archer

Philosophy of Mind, Action Theory, Moral Psychology

David DeGrazia

David DeGrazia

Ethical Theory, Applied Ethics (especially Bioethics), Personal Identity Theory

Michele Friend

Michele Friend

Philosophy of Mathematics, Philosophy of Logic, Philosophy of the Environment, Philosophy of Science

 

Laura Papish

Laura Papish

Kant (especially Kant's Moral Theory), Contemporary Ethics, History of Ethics

Eric Saidel

Eric Saidel

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Psychology

Joseph Trullinger

Joseph Trullinger

Modern Philosophy, 19th-Century Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

 

Gail Weiss

Gail Weiss

Phenomenology and Existentialism, Philosophy of Race and Gender, Philosophy of Literature

Vanessa Wills

Vanessa Wills

Moral, Social and Political Philosophy; 19th-Century German Philosophy (Karl Marx, in particular); Philosophy of Race

Tadeusz Zawidzki

Tadeusz Zawidzki

Philosophy of Mind, Philosophy of Psychology, Philosophy of Biology, Philosophy of Science

 

 

 

 

Carter Allen

She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate University/ College: American University and abroad at Aberystwyth University

Graduation date:  2020

Major:  Political Science and Communication Studies

Interests: Extremism, Epistemology, Ethics

Email: [email protected]

 

Mia Ayer

Undergraduate University/ College: University of Notre Dame 

Graduation date:  2020

Major:  Anthropology, Peace Studies

Interests: Political Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy 

Email: [email protected]

 

Alyssa Bedell

She/Her

Undergraduate University/ College: University of Virginia 

Graduation date: 2020

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Feminist Ethics, Ethics, Epistemology

Email: [email protected]

 

DeShawn Blanding

He/Him

Undergraduate University/ College: North Carolina A&T State University

Graduation date: 2019

Major: Agricultural and Environmental Systems

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Africana Philosophy, Critical Philosophy of Race, Epistemology, Philosophy of Religion

Email: [email protected]

 

Mehar Cheema

He/Him/His

Undergraduate University/College: Georgetown University

Graduation Date: 2020

Major: Culture and Politics 

Interests: Political/Social Philosophy, Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Post-Structuralism 

Email: [email protected]

 

Clayten Eggleston

He/Him

Undergraduate University/College: University of San Diego

Graduation Date: 2017

Major: Political Science

Interests: Social and Political Philosophy, Critical Theory, Aesthetics, Continental Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

Shayna Federico

Undergraduate University/College: Skidmore College

Graduation Date: 2021

Major: Political Science

Interests: Social philosophy, Philosophy of Gender and Sexuality

Email: [email protected]

 

Serigne-Abdoulah Kebe

He/Him/His

Undergraduate University/College: College of Wooster

Graduation Date: 2021

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Political Philosophy, Existentialism

Email: [email protected]

 

Krishna Lohiya

Undergraduate University/College: University of Richmond

Graduation Date: 2020

Major: Philosophy with Honors

Interests: Moral Philosophy, Political Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

Shannon Lynch Albritton

He/Him

Undergraduate University/College: 

Graduation Date:

Major: 

Interests: Ethics, Political Philosophy, Existentialism

Email: [email protected]

 

Emma Pösö

Undergraduate University/College: University of Helsinki

Graduation date: 2019

Major: Theology

Interests: Political Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion, Welfare Ethics

Email: [email protected]

 

 

Kelley Reierson

She/Her

Undergraduate University/College: University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Graduation Date: 2016

Major: Philosophy

Interests: Phenomenology, Existentialism, Epistemology,  Metaethics

Email: [email protected]

 

Anu Sawhney

She/Her/Hers

Undergraduate University/College: Boston University

Graduation Date: 2020

Major: Philosophy and Political Science

Interests: Feminist philosophy of Disability, Epistemic Injustice, Social/Political Philosophy

Email: [email protected]

 

Mackenzie Voytko

Undergraduate University/College: College of William & Mary

Graduation date:  2018

Major: Physics and Philosophy

Interests: Aesthetics, Critical Theory, Social/Political Philosophy, Pessimism

Email: [email protected]

 

Kevin Wiatrak

Undergraduate University/ College: University of Georgia

Graduation date: 2013

Major: International Affairs

Interests: Political theory, decision making and free will, ethics and technology

Email: [email protected]

 

Kaylee Ann Willis

Undergraduate University/ College: University of Arkansas

Graduation date: 2020

Major: Philosophy and Communication

Interests: Language, Law, Mind, and Social Philosophy 

Email: [email protected]